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Andrew Flintoff & Kevin Pietersen emerged as the world'd most expensive players in IPL after being sold for a whopping $1.55 milliom each at February 6 auction held at Goa. They have surpassed Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who was the last season's most expensive player , bought by Chennai Super Kings at $1.5 million.
The hard-hitting batsman, Kevin Pietersen was bought by Vijay Mallya, the owner of Bangalore Royal Challengers while the all-rounder andrew Flintoff went to Chennai Super Kings. Both of them were most sought after players at the auction.
J P Dumminy, the South Frican batsman who has been in the great form for the last few months was bought by Mumbai Indians for $950,000. Mashrafe Murtaza was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders who were lacking pace attack as Umar Gul & Shoaib Akhtar will not be available for this season of IPL.

List of all players sold at the auction includes
Shaun Tait to Rajasthan Royals $375,000
JP Duminy to Mumbai Indians at $950,000
Andrew Flintoff to Chennai Super Kings at $1.55 million
Kevin Pietersen to Bangalore Royal Challengers at $1.55 million
Fidel Edwards to Deccan Chargers at $150,000
Owais Shah to Delhi Daredevils at $275,000
Paul Collingwood to Delhi at $275,000
Tyron Henderson to Rajasthan at $650,000
Ravi Bopara to Kings XI Punjab at $450,000
Thilan Thushara to Chennai at $140,000
Jesse Ryder to Bangalore at $160,000
Kyle Mills to Mumbai at $150,000
Dwayne Smith to Deccan Chargers at $100,000
Jerome Taylor to Punjab at $150,000
Mohammad Ashraful to Mumbai at $75,000
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kolkata Knight Riders at $600,000
George Bailey to Chennai at $50,000

Few days ago, Shilpa Shetty along with a Dubai based businessman has taken a 12% stake in Rajasthan Royals. Now, Shilpa Shetty will be cheering her team along with Preity Zinta & Juhi Chawla at the 2nd season of IPL scheduled to be held in April this year.


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